Fox News interviews Assad with help of US ex-lawmaker Kucinich

September 19, 2013 01:23

WASHINGTON - Fox News will broadcast an interview with Syrian President Bashar Assad on Wednesday evening, the television network said, a session that former US lawmaker Dennis Kucinich helped secure.

Kucinich, a liberal Democrat and eight-term congressman who is now a commentator for Fox News, was present for the interview on Tuesday in Damascus along with Fox senior correspondent Greg Palkot, the network said in a statement.It was Assad's second question and answer session with an American network this month. In the earlier interview televised by PBS and CBS on Sept. 9, Assad denied he was behind a chemical weapons attack outside Damascus on Aug. 21.

Kucinich, who was a vocal opponent of the Iraq war while he was a member of Congress, more recently has argued against the United States getting involved in Syria's civil war. He had visited Assad twice before.

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